Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, as well as the first lady, michelle obama. >> this is a loud, loud arena. so hopefully, you can hear us better. >> i can name that tune in four notes. bill hemmer and markety mccould youan are on the floor. >> reporter: good evening. this arena is electric. the acoustics are outstanding. >> the biggest applause line so far, followed a video tribute for the late senator kennedy from massachusetts. after that, a number of references -- [inaudible], a direct reference to the 18 electoral votes in ohio. the obama team believes that 1 in 18 voters in ohio are connect to the automobile industry. i asked about the michelleobama speech and i was told it was outstanding. ann romney was speaking this night last week in tampa. expect the same tonight from the first lady. >> thank you very much. behind me, governor o'malley is speaking. let's check in. >> we will check in with market a. what do you see on the floor there? >> reporter: lots of enthusiasm. everybody excited for michelle obama's speech down here. the campaign says that her primary task will be to speak as her husband's character witne
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
with michelle obama and tonight's speakers have been clearly trying to continue to push romney and tonight particularly with sandra fluke, to push romney to push him to the extremes on cant rasept whereon and social issues that affect women. right now, that's working for obama. you know, people like to take about, well, there is a gap with men, that romney leads on. but i think the obama people figured out, they can keep the gap with women and hispanics and to keep forcing that out. don't let romney close it, which they may have been worried about, with the ann romney speech. i think some of this is a reaction to that. >> you point out, the man we saw on stage, jim sin gel, speaking about business and the way forward. brit, tonight, we have elizabeth warren, the senate candidate in massachusetts and then leading in to president clinton. what do you expect from both speeches? >> well, elizabeth warren's speech has been... put out. i have seen it. i don't think it will surprise anyone. she, like sandra fluke, will be a big hero and a big -- will get a big boost from this audience. it's what
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
with it tonight, at the moment, michelle obama is there with her mother in the front row. that's the best seat in the house. the worst seat in the house is section 201. you could not get any further from the stage, top row, 201. at 4:00 today, section 201 was filled, five hours ago. that's how long the delegates and supporters have been waiting for these big speeches tonight. we are reaching a boiling point. remember, this was expected to be an outdoor event. so the delegates inside had tickets on tuesday night and wednesday night. that's how they gained access to the proceedings tonight. as for the other 40,000 tickets, they are simply out of luck after the venue was cancelled. one reminder, 2008, stage right, there is a barack obama picture, it looks like the campaign of 2008 with the four-letter word hope beneath it. it may be a reminder of paul ryan's sharp comment in tampa just a week ago. by the way, the weather was the big reason they said it was moved inside. tonight in charlotte, it is partly cloudy. 78 degrees. and no rain in sight. bret and megyn, back to you. >> let's bring the pan
Sep 6, 2012 10:00pm PDT
and the president of the united states of america, barack obama! [cheering] [cheering] [cheering] >> thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you so much. [crowd chanting four more years] thank you so much. thank you. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. michelle... i love you so much. i few nights ago, everybody was reminded just what a lucky man i am. molia and sash awe are so proud of you. and, yes, you do have to go to school in the morning. and, joe biden, thank you for being the very best vice-president i could have ever hoped for and being a strong and loyal friend. [cheering] madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states! [cheering] now, the first time i addressed this convention, in 2004, i was a younger man. a senate candidate from illinois who spoke about hope. not blind optimism, not wishful being, but hope in the face of difficulty. hope in the face of uncertainty. that dogged faith in the future which has pushed this nation forward even when the odds are great. even when the road is long. eight years later, that hope has been tested.